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Capitol View Park

Intermediate
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9.6 mile 15.4 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,060' 323 m
Descent: -1,059' -323 m
High: 803' 245 m
Low: 502' 153 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Excellent beginner/intermediate trails right in the Capitol of Kentucky.

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Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Overview

Capitol View Park is a 150-acre park in Frankfort with softball fields, soccer fields, picnic areas and a basketball court. Surrounding these areas are a great network of trails for the beginner and experienced rider. The trails consist of mostly tight twisty singletrack, a few creek crossings, a fireroad, one downhill section, two whoop-de-do sinkholes, and some jumps.

Need to Know

The peak use of these trails is from May-October. During these peak months it is very busy with walkers, runners and riders; please always be alert, cautious, and respectful. The park host several events throughout the year:
- Find the Fridge cross country trail run in March
- The Bluegrass State Games Mountain Bike Race in July
- The 12 hours of Capitol View Mountain Bike Race in late August
- Take your Kid Mountain Biking event co-sponsored by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) in early October.

Description

The mountain bike trail system at Capitol View Park is 11 miles in length and extends beyond the actual park boundaries and onto state-owned property next to the Library and Archives and also across Glenns Creek Rd. The main trails are marked with one of two trail markers (orange triangles or triangles with the Capitol symbol).

This trail is maintained and managed through a partnership with the Frankfort Parks Department and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association. The park enjoys year-round riding and has trails that offer something for all levels of riders.

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Capitol View Park is filled with roots, rocks and incline.
Nov 18, 2016 near Frankfort, KY
Capitol View Park, behind veteran memorial.
Nov 14, 2016 near Frankfort, KY
Views.
Nov 14, 2016 near Frankfort, KY
Street art in Capitol View Park, underneath the East-West Connector near the basketball courts.
Nov 14, 2016 near Frankfort, KY
Map of CVP from the 2013 12 Hours of Capitol View MTB Race.
Jun 24, 2015 near Frankfort, KY
KYMBA women's clinic 2014.
Apr 13, 2016 near Frankfort, KY

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